Success in society – Perhaps the basic reason that every child must have an education in music is that music is a part of the fabric of our Jamaican society. Any music teacher or parent of a music student can call to mind anecdotes about the effectiveness of music study, helping children become better students. Skills are learned through the discipline of music, these stories commonly point out, transfer to study skills, communication skills, and cognitive skills useful in every part of the curriculum. Participation in music as education during the formative school years brings countless benefits to each individual throughout life. The benefits may be psychological, spiritual or physical.